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Milk Barfi Recipe: A Traditional Indian Sweet

Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He likes to share his favorite recipes with his online readers.

Milk Barfi

Milk Barfi

Milk barfi is a fudgy Indian sweet made primarily from milk and sugar that is very simple to prepare. It is a popular festival sweet. With the Navratri festival approaching and many more to follow in the coming weeks, this is a great recipe to prepare for your family.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

1 hour

1 hour 10 min

9 medium-sized pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 litre full-cream milk
  • 60 grams sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/3 lemon
  • 6 to 7 pistachios, sliced
  • 6 to 7 almonds, sliced
  • Oil as needed, to grease the pan

Instructions

  1. Boil the milk in a thick-bottomed pot or pan on medium heat until it has reduced to about half. Reduce the heat to low-medium and continue cooking to reduce the liquid until it is about 1/3 the original volume.
  2. Add the sugar and cardamom powder. Boil the milk until all the liquid dries up yet the remaining milk solids (barfi) are moist.
  3. Transfer the barfi to a well-greased pan and tap lightly to flatten the top evenly.
  4. Sprinkle the dry fruits and press them lightly to fix them firmly in the barfi.
  5. Let the barfi cool down completely; then place it in the fridge so that it sets firmly.
  6. Remove, cut into pieces of the desired size and serve or store in the fridge and have later within 1 to 2 days. In the winter, this will keep well for up to 5 to 7 days in the fridge.

Milk Barfi Recipe

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

Thank you, Lakshmi.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

Thanks for appreciating the recipes, Kalpana.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

Yes, pistachios could be used instead. Thank you, Pamela.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

I am glad you like the recipes. Thank you, Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

Indeed, it is.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

I'm glad, Bill. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 28, 2020:

Thank you, Rebecca.

Lakshmi from Chennai on October 19, 2020:

wow, my favorite one.Thanks for this delicious recipe

Kalpana Iyer from India on October 18, 2020:

Lip smacking. Milk barfi is one of my favourite Indian desserts. I really appreciate how you are promoting all our traditional Indian delicacies on a global platform like HubPages. I hope your recipes encourage many people from abroad to give them a try.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 17, 2020:

I could this recipe with the pistachios but I am allergic to almonds. I think it would still taste great. Thanks for this recipe, Rajan.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 17, 2020:

Rajan your recipes are worth the try and I enjoy learning from you. There are many different ideas to making the best cuisines and you have taught me how to make many Indian treats.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 17, 2020:

Milk Barfi sounds like a delicious sweet treat. Thanks for your recipe.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 17, 2020:

In the U.S., barf is slang for vomit. I don't think I would vomit eating this. In fact, it sounds quite tasty. :)

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on October 17, 2020:

Very unique recipe, and it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!